Definition of joinery in English:



  • The wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames, viewed collectively.

    • ‘Most lattice panels of this region and period were made of many small components held together by complex joinery.’
    • ‘Working alone, Stevens produces his furniture from resawn veneers and air-dried solid wood using traditional joinery.’
    • ‘Timber framing refers to a specific type of post and beam construction in which solid wood timbers are joined by means of traditional wooden joinery.’
    • ‘Connoisseurs of American furniture have always taken a hard line about joinery.’
    • ‘The house has highly decorated interiors with lavish plasterwork, inlaid floors and exquisite joinery.’
    • ‘To make a room feel more spacious, use cool colours and paint joinery and walls the same shade.’
    • ‘This rawness plays against the finesse of the timber joinery and gives the interiors a fresh edge.’
    • ‘Router bits and shaper cutters are available in several profiles, making it easy to achieve traditional door frame joinery.’
    • ‘Botched proportions, crude swing-hinge ‘Georgian’ windows and clumsy joinery are the norm.’
    • ‘The massive walls work well as heat sinks, but the beautiful timber walls, with all their complex joinery, are too porous to hold heat.’
    • ‘The cost of joinery in the main debating chamber has more than doubled, from £5m to almost £12m.’
    • ‘So, as of this weekend, my home is filled with furniture which was previously in my grandmother's unit, most of it in the same dark joinery of my home.’
    • ‘It boasts many original features including joinery, fireplaces, window boxes and timber ceilings.’
    • ‘In this way it can help the owner of a property to get the right sort of windows, joinery or plaster finish on their building.’
    • ‘A log building expert analyzed features such as handwrought nails, log joinery, and floor plans.’
    • ‘That sensibility is inevitably - and necessarily manifest in the components and joinery of the building.’
    • ‘There is an excellent range of colours and it makes superb flooring panelling, joinery and furniture.’
    • ‘They toured the house, which is in an intact state with all its original plaster-work, joinery and fireplaces, and much of the original furniture.’
    • ‘Teak furniture is generally all made with mortise and tendon joinery.’
    • ‘He and his colleagues repair roofs, aluminum joinery and vertical walls of skyscrapers.’